The octave mandola, known as the octave mandolin in America, is tuned GDAE just like a mandolin but one octave lower meaning that any mandolinist (or violinist for that matter) can usually get to grips with the fretboard pretty easily once they get over the fret spacing being wider. This instrument will lend a rich, bassy depth to a tune.
The Ashbury E Style Octave Mandolin is crafted with entirely solid, choice tonewoods. Alaskan sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides. Featuring buffalo bone nut and saddle for stability and superior resonance transference the sum of this instrument is something greater than it’s high grade parts. It voices with great authority and clarity and is capable of very impressive dynamics and expression which can be difficult to pull off on instruments of lesser quality construction. It also comes complete with it’s own fitted hard case.
Designed in the UK by folk musician and luthier Phil Davidson.
Ashbury have been constructing and distributing quality folk instruments since 1996. They have a variety of factories in both Vietnam and Indonesia as well as China. The brand works with the long established luthier Phil Davidson to design and create each model which is tested and checked to produce an instrument that is both easy to play and provides a high quality sound. Their range covers all folk fretted instruments such as banjo, mandolin and bouzouki from beginner to professional level. Their handmade instruments, constructed in Vietnam, are created from the finest grade woods and made to exacting standards to produce some of the finest folk instruments in the market today.
- String gauges: .014/.022w/.032w/.045w
- Nut width: 36mm
- Width at 12th fret: 43mm
- Scale length: 518mm
- Max body depth: 71mm
- Body width: 341mm
- No Frets: 22
- Overall body length: 850mm
- Made in: Vietnam
- Model No: STYLE E